Babette's Feast and Other Stories - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well known tales, 'Babette's Feast', which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in 'Tempests', a mysterious pearl-fisher in 'The Diver' and a brief, tragic encounter in 'The Ring'. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Isak Dinesen, and show her as a master of short fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141393766
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 839.81372
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 11748
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 192g
Height: 128mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 15mm